NFL fantasy football day 1: Start or sit in Week 14

Sign up for our NFL hub for all the latest news, analysis and debate from the NFL season. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-8) at Arizona Cardinals (3-10) – 4:25 p.m. ET (1:25 p.m. PT/4:25 p.m….

NFL fantasy football day 1: Start or sit in Week 14

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-8) at Arizona Cardinals (3-10) – 4:25 p.m. ET (1:25 p.m. PT/4:25 p.m. ET)

The Bucs travel west to face a Cardinals team coming off a win over the previously undefeated and unbeaten Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-8)

Tampa Bay has not been winning on the road this season, while the Cardinals are 3-3 at home. Arizona lost at the Los Angeles Rams, 36-30, on Sunday. However, it is hard to tell how much of that loss was as a result of this performance vs. LA. Rams quarterback Jared Goff was a 41-point machine with 10 touchdowns (6 passing) and no interceptions. He completed 27 of 34 passes for 370 yards and also ran for a touchdown.

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has done well in short road trips (he was 46-for-68 passing for 374 yards and a touchdown in a Week 1 road loss to Oakland) but has been pretty mediocre on the road in general. His 43.5 completion percentage ranks 30th in the NFL this season.

The Buccaneers and Cardinals play the second half of a back-to-back in the desert. They each took a loss last week, Tampa Bay at the New York Jets and Arizona vs. the Panthers.

In this game, while Arizona LBs Chandler Jones and Josh Bynes will draw a heavy dose of Bucs RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Bucs WRs DeSean Jackson (11 catches, 131 yards) and Chris Godwin (4 catches, 92 yards) will get plenty of chances to separate.

A win for the Bucs will end the season series tie between the two franchises: Each has won one road game, with Arizona winning two straight. A win in Arizona for the Bucs would move the season series to one-two, perhaps setting up a head-to-head playoff game.

Both teams entered Week 13 with miserable defense; the Cardinals have the third-worst total defense in the NFL (4.6 yards per play) while the Bucs have the 24th-worst total defense (5.5 yards per play). If the game turns into a low-scoring affair, these teams need to be more productive on offense. Bucs RB Ronald Jones (134 yards, 1 TD) might be able to get a few big yardage gains against an undersized Cardinals defense.

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